Sunday, February 8, 2009

Lunch sketches...

I find myself drawing more often on my lunch breaks...I gotta admit that in the past every once in awhile I used to feel like drawing was this "work" that I had to do and didn't want to draw on my lunch breaks, but I feel the exact opposite now.  MAN!  I get so energized and refreshed when I draw at lunch - it keeps that FIRE/PASSION/FUN GOING constantly!  So, give it a try, it may take some discipline, but once you get in the habit of drawing everyday - you won't want to miss a day of drawing!  Cause you'll almost immediately see the improvement or what you need to work on to get better.  Either way,  its all progress as long as you don't give up and quit!  Keep drawing and have fun!  Long live pencil & paper! 

Drawing from life continued...

Some more life drawings:  here are a few squirrels that I drew, HA HA HA - just kidding.  One of my favorite animals to draw are GRIZZLY BEARS!  I really can't say why, but they're just SO FUN to draw!  Maybe its the massive round forms and shapes that makes it fun - I don't know... I drew these at the zoo.  I find drawing from life is so much more important than just drawing from photo reference most of the time... there's something that you just DON'T get and MISS when drawing from photo's.  I realize the convenience of photo's and I use them myself, but If I can - I will usually try to draw from the real thing!  Nothing beats it!  Have fun drawing and animating!  Long live pencil & paper!

Drawing from life!

Hey, out there!  Hope everybody is doing good!  Back with some more dirty laundry.  There's a quiet pond near where I live, that I've gone to for years...its a really peaceful place to go and take a walk and just refresh.  I thinks its important for everyone to have a place like that, whatever it may be for you.  Anyway, I've always enjoyed observing the geese and ducks that live there and how they behave with each other.  Its really cool.  So, here a few gesture drawings/quick sketches I've done.  I must admit that I spend most of my time drawing people and not so much animals.  Which is strange for me because I LOVE to observe animals and watch how their thinking is displayed by their movements and actions;  you can really see that they have personalities just like we do.  Hope I'm not boring anybody to death out there.  Anyway - I've got more animal drawings to do.  Keep drawing.  Long live pencil & paper!